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MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover – Review

Maybe SomedayMaybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well just to sum it up I feel I need to share the fact that I still have emotional tears whilst I am writing this review. I just have to put it out there.. I LOVE COLLEEN HOOVERS BOOKS!!!

I know sometimes when I have followed authors some of there books are amazing some are okay and some are good.. But I have to say when it comes to CH she just delivers for me every single time.

This book made me laugh, it made me sigh, it made me swoon and it made me cry.. It made my heart break in to pieces and then sore like a bird. I just don’t think you can ask for much more in a book than what you get in Maybe Someday I literally went through every emotion and felt them all so fully.

When you meet the characters in this book there is a good chance that you will never forget them.  Just Like Dean and Hope from the Hopeless series I truly believe that Ridge and Sydney’s story will stay with you.

When you meet Sydney and quickly discover that she has had her heart broken by the people she should be able to trust most in the world you just pray that her life will get better. She was not a walk over and her throbbing fist from the outset proves that.. I love a strong leading female rolls and although Sydney is not your typical leading lady in the strength she shows i believe she has an inner strength that you can’t help but admire.

When you meet Ridge he just totally blows you away from across the courtyard. I can honestly say that I fell for his character almost immediately and then when you find out his full story you instantly panic for both him and sydney because you know they are both really good honest people so even though part of you desperately will want this to go one way your conscious just can’t let you agree.

I can’t write this review without mentioning the importance of the soundtrack that goes along with it. One of the most important aspects of this book is the music as really that is what it is all about and i think we can connect with in our lives. We do all have a song we hear that will take us back to a memory whether it be good or bad misc transports us there. WHen you listen the soundtrack whilst reading the lyrics in the book it moves you so much more than it would or could by simply reading them. I know without a doubt that every time the soundtrack for Maybe Someday plays on my iPod I will probably smile.. laugh or cry because they are just so beautifully intwined with the story of Sydney and Ridge.  I will also say this … I don’t think I will ever listen to music the same way again and in all honesty I thank CH for that I really do.
Finally on the character front I just have to mention Warren because he just absolutely made this story that much better by being in it and I don’t thin it would be the same without him. He is the practical joker and wind up merchant of the book but when you get to know him you want a Warren in your life too.

I loved this story so much that I desperately DESPERATELY didn’t want it to end.. and i even found myself reading the last two chapters again just so i could stay with them. I truly hope that we get a little novella or maybe Warrens story with the characters from Maybe Someday’s story running in the back ground.. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COLLEEN!!!!

Naomi – This is without a doubt another 5/5 beautifully heart beating stars from Colleen Hoover.

ALWAYS by Kindle Alexander ~ Synopsis, Bonus material, and Giveaway

 

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Hey crew,

 

I know some of you are curious about the m/m genre and some of you know all about it. For those of you that have never read an m/m romance, Kindle Alexander’s ALWAYS is definitely one book to pop that cherry. In fact any of Kindle Alexander’s books would be a definite read to break into the genre. Why? Because Kindle Alexander doesn’t write about male on male porn. Kindle writes a true love story. We’re talking ugly cry angst (you’ll need a big box of tissue for Always) and a love story about two people defying odds that are stacked against them. Alexander’s ALWAYS will tug on your heartstrings and make you believe in love to the highest degree.

 

Get past your hang ups of two men falling in love and read a story of love, heartbreak, friendship, and two people finding their way to one another to last a lifetime.

Synopsis

Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

Easy isn’t even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton’s life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.

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Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.

Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

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Craving Him by Kendall Ryan ~Blog Tour & Review~

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Craving Him

A Love by Design Novel

(Part of A Love by Design)

In Working It, New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan delivered a sexy and addictive contemporary romance about Emmy Clarke, a sweet southern girl out of her depth in New York City’s cutthroat fashion industry, and Ben Shaw, the hot male model who introduced her to a world of pleasureBut their story is far from complete…

Emmy Clarke is no quitter. Toughened by her experience working for fashion heavyweight Fiona Stone, Emmy has come a long way from her country girl roots, embracing her fast-paced and unpredictable life in New York City.

Though that life comes with more than a few complications.

First there’s the mystery of Fiona’s pregnancy, which may or may not involve Emmy’s boyfriend, superstar male model Ben Shaw. Emmy has always known that Ben comes with more baggage than she can handle—and not the Louis Vuitton kind. Yet Ben is the only man who has ever loved Emmy for who she is, and she wants nothing more than to do the same for him, even if it means forgiving his past and overlooking their wildly different lifestyles.

But when a shocking secret from Ben’s past comes to light, unraveling all of their progress, Emmy must decide if their relationship is worth the fight, or if it’s time to ignore her passion for him and let go.

Flirty and Dirty Book Blog’s Review of Craving Him by Kendall Ryan
I had just read “Working it” and fell in love with Ben and Emmy’s story. Don’t get me wrong this was an emotional roller coaster ride that had me hooked.
Craving Him is the continuation of this up and down romance. This book has the things that make a great book. It is so  filled with angst,betrayal, insecurities,physical attraction,HOT SEX and of course LOVE.
Emmy is the cutest thing ever,but she live’s in her head a lot with all the uncertainty go whats going on. She is no doormat just because she feel in love with a hot model with money and a lifestyle she has not used too. Emmy has every right to second guess the relationship because things just keep getting thrown at her and she wants the truth and does not always get it. She knows that her boss Fiona is up to no good and will do anything to get her hands on Ben. I gotta say I love when there is a woman villain in a story and Fiona takes the crown in this story. What a backstabbing conniving woman she is. Smiles in your face and tries to ruin your life later. Emmy is to smart not to fall for her games but manages to still get hurt.
Now let’s get to our handsome,woman panty dropping, sexy model Ben. Oh he is swoon worthy but I have to admit there were times when I wanted to slap him upside his head. He just really has no idea how his choices  affect Emmy and just keeps putting her through emotional hell. I know it has to do with his upbringing but come on Ben smell the BS that keeps you from your girl. He really does get it and he knows if he lost Emmy he would be broken. When he finally gets his head out of his ass he really does put on the greatest show of romance and his heart is on the right track.
 This is such a great love story and lets not forget sexy and hot. I thought this book was fantastic because it has it ALL. I gave it 5 stars and you know I am going to be all over Ellie and Braydon story. Its gonna be a good one. Love it when that happens 🙂   Davetta

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Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels HARD TO LOVE, UNRAVEL ME, MAKE ME YOURS, RESISTING HER and THE IMPACT OF YOU.  She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. Visit her at:www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest books news.

 

 

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FRIENDS WANTING BENEFITS by Luke Young~ New Release

Hey crew,

Luke Young has just released FRIENDS WANTING BENEFITS (prequel to book #1). Check out the synopsis and the video trailer for the first book Friends With Partial Benefits!!!

This is one you’ll want on your TBR and on your reader ready to go. Get on it!!!!

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Release Date: March 24, 2014

Buy links: AMAZON | iTunes

Synopsis:

Victoria Wilde and Jillian Grayson meet while aboard a romantic Caribbean cruise with the men in their lives. The two become fast friends despite being in completely different relationships–Victoria, a young widow, is finally moving on with a new and exciting romance. Jillian, on the other hand, is struggling in a long marriage that’s barely hanging on by a thread.

But when Victoria offers Jillian advice on how to get the spark back between the sheets… things don’t exactly go as planned. With a misunderstanding of international significance, all hell breaks loose in paradise. Can Victoria repair the damage that has been done? Will she truly help Jillian save her marriage?

Find out in Friends Wanting Benefits (book .5). A prequel series to the Friends With Benefits series.

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Luke Young is the Kindle-bestselling author of the Friends With…Benefits series as well as the novel Chances Aren’t.

Young’s Friends With…Benefits novels are filled with passion, longing, comedy, and, yes, sex. His relationship comedies feature strong, sexy female characters — women who seize every opportunity for fun and don’t let a little thing like age stand in the way of love or desire. In each book Young sets different wheels in motion, applying his comedic touch and pitch-perfect ear for playful couples’ banter. The result is warm, funny, sexy storytelling at its best.

Young got his start writing screenplays, which earned the praise of contest judges while never quite making it to the “green light.” He adapted his second screenplay into a novel and found himself hooked on the new form. Since then, he’s released five novels, one novella, and one short story.

Young’s prolific nature is a gift to fans across the globe who have enthusiastically embraced the Friends With…Benefits series. This fan support has driven the books up the Kindle bestseller lists. If you enjoy romance, sex, and unexpected hilarity, you will love Young’s books.

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Tied With Me by Kristen Proby ~Blog Tour & Review~

 

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TIED WITH ME Synopsis: 

A man whose lifestyle is so different from her own…

Nic Dalton’s cupcake bakery is thriving. She serves both rock stars and locals alike, content with her growing business. But one adventurous night out with her best friend, Bailey, turns her life upside down. She meets a handsome stranger who makes her skin sizzle and her heart race. Their one night together is explosive and unexpected, but when he has to suddenly leave without taking her phone number, Nic resigns herself to never seeing him again.

…What will it take to trust and submit to his every desire?

Matt Montgomery is one of Seattle’s finest. He works hard, loves and protects his family fiercely, and is loyal almost to a fault.

And he has a penchant for bondage.

Matt enjoys the way a woman looks wrapped up in his ropes, and makes no apologies for his preferences. When he meets Nic at a fetish festival, the small, beautiful woman catches his eye, drawing him to her. His one night with her was everything he’s ever looked for in a partner, but is cut short because of a family emergency. Even before he sees her again weeks later, he knows he’ll never get her out of his system.

And he’ll do whatever it takes to make her his.

“Give in to this, Nic. Let me prove to you that I will be one of the best decisions you ever make.” –Matt Montgomery

 

Flirty and Dirty Book Blog’s Review of Tied With Me by Kristen Proby

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars

First let me start by saying that Tied With Me was one of the hardest reviews I have written this year. Ok, so here goes:

I was super excited to start Tied With Me by Kristen Proby. The Away With Me In Seattle series is one of my most favourite go-to series. I highly recommend it to everyone. Now, that being said, Tied with Me just didn’t have the same feel for me as the other books in the series. I wanted to love it so bad but it just didn’t do it for me. One of the reasons I love this series so much … the sexual tension and amazing buildup between the characters. Yes, the Montgomery clan is awesome, but I love the angst felt between the characters before they ever get together. I just didn’t feel that this time around. Yes, the ever loving Montgomery clan was present, cracking me up. But I wanted so much more from Matt and Nic.

I also had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Matt was an officer of the law and yet he didn’t shy away from his extracurricular activity. But again, that is just me.

Don’t get me wrong, Tied With Me is a good read but I, personally was just hoping for more of the same formula that made me fall head over heals with this series and I didn’t find it in Tied With Me.

Now if I were to read Tied with Me as standalone novel, and not a part of the series, I would say this was a great read. I felt Tied With Me was more risqué than any of the other books written by Ms. Proby. If you are looking for an erotic sexy read, Tied With Me should not be missed. If you love and bdsm, this one’s for you. Not hardcore but certainly enough to make you… well, you know 😉

So as far as my rating here goes.

As an Away with Me in Seattle book I give Tied With Me a 3 out of 5. Still a great read, just I had my hopes set on something different from my favourite series.

If you are looking for a standalone, something hot and dirty yet romantic, I give Tied With Me a 4 out of 5.  Nic

*I was given a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review

Davetta’s Review

Let me start by saying “With me in Seattle Series” has been some of my favorite books. I love the fact that I still get to read about this set of Family and Friends. The way that their lives are so intwined together makes this group so special and unique. I have always known that ALL the Montgomery men were gonna have their own book and I was just always wondering who would be the hottest.(my heart is still with Caleb)
 
But Matt  Montgomery did not let me down. Im such a sucker for him because he really does show his love and support to everybody in his life. I always knew there was this mysterious sexy side to him. He has that whole silent protective cop thing going on. Its the quiet type you have to watch out for. (wink wink)
 
Nic (little one) is so sweet that of course she even owns a bakery. It cracks me up how the family go’s crazy for her cupcakes. Nic is missing some excitement in her life and boy does she find it with Matt. Right from the beginning they have this amazing chemistry going for them. They get a bit “tied”up and it is soooo sexy. She trust him and how could you not because he is so charming.  
 
I thought for sure Matt was going to lead Nic into this other world of sex and come to find out maybe he’s not that into  it anymore because he only wants to see his “little one” and nobody can have her. I enjoyed the fact that this  book  had a softer side to a BDSM lifestyle. There is a few bumps in the road as their relationship gets off on the fast track. Nic thinks she is holding Matt back and she learns a lot about her self along the way. This is a sweet sexy story. 
 
And I have to say that I really truly enjoy this whole family and how it keeps growing with more babies and more relationships. Look forward to the next book
This was a 4-5 star read for me 🙂

 

10 Things Matt and Nic like doing together:

1) Visit the Space Needle

2) Take ferry rides

3) Picnics

4) A little bondage now and then

5) Spending time with family and friends

6) Working out

7) Did I mention playing with Matt’s ropes?

8) Matt enjoys sampling Nic’s new cupcake recipes… and licking the frosting off of her.

9) Watching movies

10) …Um… I can’t tell you about this one, but let’s just say it involves those ropes I mentioned above.

 

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee ~Solve the Puzzle Cover Reveal & Giveaway~

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WHEN WE MET by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee

Release: November 4, 2014

Today’s premier New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house. 

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson

Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams

On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King

Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.

BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee

In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some “hands-on” experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans… 

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Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

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USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iPhone and iPad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son–her two favorite guys.

She’s addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.

Author of the Between Breaths series from Penguin/InterMix. ALL OF YOU and BEFORE YOU BREAK available now, WHISPER TO ME on May 20th, 2014.

Also the creator of Tags-n-Stones (dot com) jewelry.

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Come to Me Quietly, Pulled, When We Collide, and If Forever Comes.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student.  She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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Strip Me Bare by Marissa Carmel ~Cover Reveal~

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October 10, 2013  
 
 
 
 
 
 “I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my
clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me
bare.”
Do you ever stop loving someone just because
they’re gone? Five years ago Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington’s
life without leaving so much as a post-it note behind. He was the one she gave
her heart to, her soul to, and her virginity to.  So imagine her surprise when she finds him
dancing at one of NYC’s hottest male revues as Jack the Stripper.
Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she
serendipitously dropped back into his life, he’s vowed never to lose her
again.  But being together has its costs,
and challenges Alana isn’t sure she can handle.
She finally has Ryan back; but how in the world is
she supposed to share the love of her life with half of the women in New York
City?
 
We stop in front of some hanging crystals. They
clink as Ryan pushes them aside, “after you.”
I walk under an orange spotlight, into a small space with a white
leather couch deep enough to lie on and walls a warm golden yellow.  
Ryan steps in behind me and presses his body flush
against mine. My mind races. 
Is he really going to do this? 
Am I really going to let him?
Can I even handle this? Five minutes ago he was
with another woman. Quite possibly in this same room doing God only knows
what. 
“Why do you do this Ryan?” I expel. I know he
explained it in words, but I need to experience it to truly understand. 
He ambles around me so close; the only thing
separating us is a whisper of air. 
“I told you, the money,” he says as he unbuttons
his shirt. 
“You said women too,” I watch him cautiously, my
gaze jumping between his eyes and his chest.
“That was before you walked back into my life.
You’re the only woman I want to touch now. The others, like you saw before,
it’s just an act. A business transaction. It’s what I have to do to get what I
want.”
“Doesn’t it make them feel used?” I flick my eyes
up at him.
“It mustn’t. They always come back.”  
“You like it. I saw your face. That wasn’t an
act.” 
Ryan stands right in front of me, his shirt
unbuttoned and dangling open. “I won’t lie to you Alana, I’ll never lie to
you,” his tone is hard, but seductive. “I do like the attention. But it’s not
real. It’s my job to sell attractiveness and fantasy, and I do it well. But
that’s all it is, fantasy and I know it. When I’m with you, that’s my real.”
My breath catches when he says the word real. I
can’t help but find the irony in his words; I’m exactly to him what he is to
me. Two people one and the same, both living a double life to get what they
want; a future and each other. 
And that is what I want. A future, with Ryan.  
I go to put my hands on his chest, but he steps
away shaking his head no. “In this room, it’s all about you,” he walks around,
stopping right behind me. “You have to tell me what you want Alana,” he
whispers in my ear and I almost go limp, the sound of his voice is erotic as
hell. 
I swallow hard, but can’t utter a single word,
because truth be told, I have no freakin’ idea what I want. At least, not in
this scenario. 
Ryan starts to rub my shoulders. I think he can
feel my hesitation. 
“Why are you so tense? This is supposed to be
fun.”
Fun? The word rattles around in my head. Fun – a
time or feeling of enjoyment or amusement.
Okay, let’s have some fun. 
I turn around to face him and our eyes lock. “Show
me.” 
“Show you what?” his tone dripping with
sensuality. 
“Show me Jack the Stripper.”
Holy fuck!   
 
 
Praise for Strip Me Bare!
-This story was absolutely amazing. Marissa Carmel is fabulous and
her writing style is phenomenal. You can feel the emotions coming right off the
pages into your heart and soul…It’s hot and steamy and trust me you will say Oh
MY! Read it, read it, read it!- Amazon
 
-This book is all about second chances and starting over, learning
to trust and finding yourself. It’s an amazing read- Amazon
 
-5 stripping stars- Angie’s Reading
Dungeon
 
-This book surprised me in the best way. The way it’s written makes
the story flow perfectly, and I absolutely adore Alana’s spunk. And the fact
that Ryan fights to get back what he lost the moment he sees Alana again tugs
and pulls at the heart strings in all the right ways. I absolutely cannot wait
for the next book with these two characters to see just how this all started.-
Amazon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marissa Carmel has loved writing ever since a young age. She
has a duel degree in History and Political Science, but took as many creative
writing classes in college as she could. She spent most of her twenties
bartending, which is where she met her husband and a multitude of interesting
people. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s hanging out with her family,
experimenting in her kitchen or doing yoga on the living room floor. 
 
 
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UNCOVERING YOU by Scarlett Edwards~ Excerpt and release info

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SynopsisWhen I wake up in a dark, unfamiliar room, I have no idea what’s waiting for me in the shadows. My imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind.

Reality is much worse:

A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning.

I am presented with a vile contract and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude. The only information I have about my captor are the two small letters inked at the bottom:

J.S.

Armed with only my memories, I must do everything I can to avoid becoming ensnared in his twisted mind games. But in the end, it all comes down to one choice:

Resist and die.

Or submit, and sign my life away.

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I live near beautiful Seattle, Washington. I grew up reading all types of fantasy books before discovering the wonderful world of romances in high school. Now, I spend most of my time writing about sexy men and the women who love them.

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Resistance by S.L. Scott ~COVER REVEAL~

The Resistance is the upcoming stand-alone novel by Amazon Best Seller S.L. Scott.
Release date April 28, 2014

You don’t choose when.

You don’t choose where.
And you don’t get to choose who you fall in love with.
The minute he opened his sexy mouth, Holliday Hughes should have known Jack Dalton was trouble. His smooth pickup lines, broad shoulders, and ridiculously handsome face charmed her right out of her clothes. She gave into her desires, the instant attraction blinding her to the obvious.
One night. That was all it took for Holliday’s world to be flipped on its axis. Jack Dalton was cocky. Smug. Volatile. Demanding. He ignited something deep inside her like no other, but there was something more to this brooding bad boy. There was a dark side to him she couldn’t help but be drawn to.
Torn between what she knew about him and a mysterious side he tried to hide, could she walk away or was he simply too hard to resist?

 

S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures.

Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.

Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys.

Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior Engagement.

She welcomes your notes at sl@slscottauthor.com.

Breaking to Breathe by Lisa N. Paul ~COVER REVEAL~

Author: Lisa N. Paul

Book Title: Breaking to Breathe

Book #3 in The Charistown Series


 

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Cover Designer: Mae I Design and Photography

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 Release date: Expected in Summer of 2014

Kyle Marx was suffocating in a hell created for him long ago. One he couldn’t seem to escape, and didn’t believe he should. A bent man, he looked for temporary reprieve any way he could get it. What Kyle had yet to realize was that merely surviving wasn’t good enough, and bending only gets you so far.
Sometimes, the mold needs to shatter in order for change to take place…
Sometimes you have to break, so you can breathe. 

Lisa Paul is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, reader, writer, blogger, and self-proclaimed comedian—just not always in that order. Ever since she was a little girl, she has devoured books. Falling in love with the Sweet Valley High series at a young age drew Lisa to series books and inspired her to write her own. Breaking to Breathe is the third book in her Charistown series. When not writing, Lisa can be found eating french fries and Godiva raspberry truffles, or hanging out with her husband and two sons.
Website: http://www.lisanpaul.com
Blog: http://www.lisasreads.com
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